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Alliance for Community Trees Day

November 19, 2019

Presented by: The Arbor Day Foundation

Event Information

Trees create community. Trees inspire us to work together to change our towns and cities for the better. Trees change the look and feel of where we live, work and play. Trees make a difference. Alliance for Community Trees members have spent 25 years planting and caring for trees and end up changing the landscape of our community habitat. This year’s premiere one day event will include talks from members and others who are sharing lessons on how to create community through programs, projects, and development of your organization. As always, you will be inspired by your peers and urban forestry leaders with some surprises thrown in for fun. And of course, there will be plenty of time for networking and sharing during lunches and breaks! Join us as we celebrate the future of Alliance for Community Trees!

This meeting offers:

  • Peer-to-peer learning opportunities
  • Networking
  • Educational sessions

Registration Fees

$135 for members

$235 for non-members

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date November 6, 2018

  • 7:00–8:00 a.m. Breakfast
  • 8:00–8:15 a.m. Welcome
    Matt Spitsen, Arbor Day Foundation
  • 8:15–9:15 a.m. USDA Forest Service UCF Programs
    Jan Davis, Assistant Director Coop Forestry, USDA Forest Service

    The Keys to the City: Turning Local Officials into Tree Huggers
    Jane Goodman, Executive Director, Cuyahoga River Restoration
  • 9:15–9:45 a.m. Growing a Nonprofit. Growing Impact.
    Mark Cassini and Matt Shipley, Co-Directors, Community Greening
  • 9:45–10:15 a.m. Fundraising
    Steven Shattuck, Chief Engagement Officer, Bloomerang
  • 10:30–11:00 a.m. Break
  • 11:00–11:25 a.m. Mentor Exchange Lightning Round:
    Greenscape of Jacksonville | Speak for the Trees | Metro Denver Nature Alliance
  • 11:25–11:40 a.m. Carbon+ Credits for City Trees
    Mark McPherson, Executive Director, City Forest Credits
  • 11:40 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Forests for Floodplains: Large-Scale Reforestation for Carbon+ Credit Trading
    Andreina Alexatos -- Director of Reforestation, TreeFolks
  • 12:00–1:15 p.m. Lunch
  • 1:15–1:50 p.m. Mentor Exchange Lightning Round
    Smart Trees Pacific | The Park People | Trees Matter | TreeUtah
  • 1:50–2:05 p.m. Urban Tree/Forest Conversations with an Urban Greening Nonprofit - 2006-19
    Burney Fischer, Clinical Professor Emeritus of Public and Environmental Affairs, IUB O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA)
  • 2:05–2:20 p.m. Earth Day 2020: How to Plant Tens of Thousands of Trees with Volunteers in One Week
    Claus Eckert, Executive Director, Green Columbus
  • 2:20–2:35 p.m. Forestry Trainees
    Michael Dugan, Director of Forestry, Openlands
  • 2:35–2:45 p.m. The Great Oak Count and The OakWell Survey: Comprehensive Surveys of Palo Alto’s Native Oaks
    Elise Willis, Community Forestry Manager, Canopy
  • 2:45–3:15 p.m. Break
  • 3:15–4:30 p.m. Panel: Equity, Diversity and Workforce Development
  • 4:30–5:00 p.m. Special Event
  • 5:00–5:10 p.m. Closing Thoughts
  • 5:10–6:10 p.m. Social Hour & Awards